The Sixth National HIV Strategy

5. Priority populations

Page last updated: July 2010

Communities most affected by HIV are often best placed to respond to its impacts. The importance of continued cooperation and participation of those living with and affected by HIV in shared efforts to prevent further transmission and to provide quality treatment, care and support to those living with HIV is acknowledged.

The priority population groups identified in this strategy are:

  • people living with HIV
  • gay men and other men who have sex with men
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • people from (or who travel to) high prevalence countries
  • sex workers
  • people in custodial settings
  • people who inject drugs.
These priority population groups are not mutually exclusive. Members of one priority population may also be members of another or a range of other priority populations.